Four reasons to act now: 1) Pinning our security on a nuclear deterrent entices others to do the same. But in this new networked global arena, instead of protecting us, nuclear weapons make us a target for the disaffected. Let [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015

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28 Apr 2015

Tories Deny Tapping Up LibDems Over Coalition 2.0

The Tories “unequivocally” deny making any overtures, however LibDem sources familiar with the situation say they have held informal talks with their former coalition counterparts about streamlining the departments in a second government. One suggestion is that DCMS and BIS could be merged into one department, run by Sajid Javid. There have [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015

NPT RevCon 2015: CTBTO Preparatory Commission

See Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo's keynote address (PDF) at a workshop on Promoting a Successful Outcome of the 2015 NPT Review Conference on 1 April 2015 in Vienna. Relevant statements Statements from the 2015 NPT Review Conference mentioning the CTBT and nuclear testing and relevant excerpts will be highlighted here. "Bridging the Gaps" Amba [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015

Nick Clegg announces 'stability budget' red line

The Liberal Democrats have announced another “red line” for future coalition negotiations, a “stability budget” that would force Labour and the Tories to spell out more detail on their economic plans. We will have a stability budget, to take place within 50 days of election day, a pre-condition of any coalition arrangement. “There will be [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015


2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons delivered by H.E. It is in the interest of the very survival of humanity that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances. We welcome the renewed resolve of the interna [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015

Obama Administration Releases New Nuclear Warhead Numbers

By Hans M. Kristensen In a speech to the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed new information about the size of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Updated Stockpile Numbers First, Kerry updated the DOD nuclear stockpile history by declaring that the stockpile as o [...] Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015

From the Floor: Oil pressure builds

As the crude oil long/short ratio rips up to very high levels, more and more indicators suggest that a sell-off is on the cards. In FX, the market is focused on tomorrow's FOMC meeting as well as US Q1 GDP, while in the equities sphere we've had a decent batch of surprisingly strong interim earnings. Read more ...

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28 Apr 2015